Understanding Chinese Culture, 12 Mar 2016
On 12 March 2016, IRCC Members embarked on a cultural journey for the Chinese community covering Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. The participants were able to gain an insight into the religious and cultural aspects of the religious site and also a better understanding of the history and origins of the place of worship. Our speaker, Mr Lawrence Ko gave an interesting presentation on Chinese culture and traditions. Participants who attended felt that the workshop was able to reinforce their understanding of Chinese culture within them. The speakers were engaging and participants found the Cultural Journey insightful and interesting. also found the guides engaging and friendly and that they were very knowledgeable of their content.
I gained a better understanding of the Chinese Culture and I was able to learn more about Buddhism.
~ Ms Lim Sok Geok, Siglap IRCC
The Understanding Chinese Culture workshop is a half-day course organised by OnePeople.sg. Participants will be equipped with the necessary information about the Chinese culture for their community outreach. Participants will gain a better understanding of the individual culture and their practices and also the misconceptions linked.
Objectives of workshop
- Participants should be able to understand who the race and ethnic group is
- Cultural norms
- How to interact with them, and the meaning behind their actions, traditions and customs
- Participants would also develop cultural sensitivity by increasing awareness of their cultural perspectives and attitudes.
- Tour of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
- Tour of Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple
- Overview of Chinese Culture in Singapore –Fusion of religious observance in cultural practices:
- At different stages of a person’s life – as an Individual/in a Family Unit/in Society
- Birth/Growing Up
- Festivities / Ethics / Mannerism / Role in Society
- Main Festivals & Festivities
- Decorum / Greetings / Social Responsibility
- Practices / Traditions
- Customs / Etiquette